31 March, 2012

Baking Soda - Follow Up Review

I used AO Camilla Rose and a quarter sized amount of the AO gel

Let me start by saying that I still LOVE LOVE LOVE how this treatment made my hair even 3 days later, my curls are remaining defined past the first day of styling. But as we all know, we are constantly learning and adjusting. Hence I wanted to write real quick about what I will do differently the next time around:
  • My hair felt really rough to the touch the very next day after the treatment and it was evident to me that my cuticles were a tad too raised. 
    • I ended up doing an ACV rinse (1 cup water, 2tbsp ACV) the next day and it help close my up my cuticles enough but not too much. This pretty much resolved that issue.
    • I also did a DC treatment that was long overdue. This time around, the DC really moisturized my hair and it was such a difference from when I've DC'ed in the past.
That's it really. So, if your hair felt/feels a bit rough after doing the baking soda treatment, do an ACV rinse (just pour the mixture over your hair as a final rinse after washing and conditioning) and do a DC and that should resolve that. I plan to do this treatment again in a few months and this time around, I will use this mixture by Elle.

Pictures of my hair today below:

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XOXO,
Christabel.

10 comments:

  1. Looking good! I have seen some improvement since trying this. I actually did the full cherry lola treatment. But I think I need to follow it up with a proper DC. Did you do the DC after the rinse with ACV? I am wary of ACV since figuring out this low po thing, but at the rate I am going I might as well give it a try. I am trying to leave my hair alone until the weekend though. lol

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    1. Thanks Francine. I'm glad it's helped so far...I'm itching to do the cherry lola but right now, my hair is super happy so I have to wait.

      Yup, I DCed after the ACV and wet my hair in the shower leaving some of the condish in. I say if your hair dosen't feel rough to the touch, hold off on the ACV for a little bit. A friend of mine did the baking soda and her hair is super duper soft, nodryness at all so I told her the same thing. The ACV might close the cuticles too much. Make sense? I hope so :) if not, let me know.

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    2. Yep, makes perfect sense. I'll let you know how it goes! I am in love with your curls! lol

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  2. I end up doing the porosity test. With dirty hair and clean hair. And tht hair stayed rite on tOp of water . Definitely know wht I need to do with my Hair now. So glad to find out this info. My sister actually forward me to ur site. Thnks for posting. Now have some breakage going on Shld I still do tht BS treatment . Plze let me know. Once again thanks. For posting tht info on Bsking Soda

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    1. I think you should go ahead and try it Moya, it really won't hurt and if it feels as though your cuticles were lifted too much, just do and ACV rinse (2tbs ACV and 1 cup water). I'm sure glad that your sister forwarded the link to you. Please come back.

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  3. I think I am going to full cherry lola's actual treatment. everyone has tweeked the mix and got away from the true ingredients and styling tips after words.

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    1. Yeah, I think you have to listen to your hair and modify accordingly. I have a friend who didn't do and ACV rinse and her hair feels great still but I had to do the ACV cuz my cuticles were too raised.

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